Kristen McDermott, LCSW-C
Kristen has experience treating clients of all ages, but especially children and adolescents. She has experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, abuse/neglect, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger issues, and adjustment disorders. She also has experience with the LGBT population, families, and those experiencing grief/loss. Kristen’s treatment approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Kristen specializes in trauma and abuse. She has training and experience in treating PTSD in children and adolescents with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She also has training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which treats those of all ages with PTSD and other disorders.
Kristen is flexible with her clients throughout treatment and creates a non-judgmental space for clients. She finds it is important for a therapist to be on the same page as the client and have the client determine what progress he/she/they want to make rather than the therapist having an agenda. Her approach to therapy is that you will get out of therapy what effort you put into it, and it makes a great difference when you are internally motivated to make changes in your life.
Kristen is also a clinical supervisor for clinicians at BWCC and oversees weekly group supervision.
Kristen also runs the SMART Recovery group on Tuesdays at 7pm. See http://www.bwcc-counseling.com/groups for more details.
Therapy Provided: Individual, Families
Ages Seen: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors
Specializes In: Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief, Trauma Disorders, CBT, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, LGBTQ+, EMDR
B.A. in Sociology from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA 2007
Masters in Social Work from Widener University, Chester, PA 2009
Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical: September 2012
Maryland Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, 2017
Contact Info: To schedule an appointment please contact the office at 410-768-6088, Ext. 112
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